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Luiten all smiles after victory in Oman Luiten all smiles after victory in Oman
- February 21, 2018

On the back nine, he made three birdies, including a key one on the 16th, where he made a 30-foot putt. No Dutch player has ever played in the Ryder Cup. "Down the stretch I hit some nice shots, I made some nice putts and it was a nice battle with my friend Woody". Wood, meanwhile, was philosophical after signing for a 69 that saw him come up short in his quest to add a fourth European Tour title to his collection and a first since the 2016 BMW PGA Championship. (more...)
Trump criticises FBI over handling of Florida school shooting suspect tip Trump criticises FBI over handling of Florida school shooting suspect tip
- February 21, 2018

Trump's visit comes two days after accused gunman Nikolas Cruz, who police said confessed, fatally shot 17 people - mostly teenagers - at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday. "People must have confidence in the follow-through from law enforcement", he said, calling for Wray to step down. On Friday afternoon, the Justice Department was also critical of the FBI's handling of the tip. (more...)
Pakistan gets reprieve on FATF watchlist, says Asif Pakistan gets reprieve on FATF watchlist, says Asif
- February 21, 2018

A USA motion to put Pakistan on a terrorist financing watch list has been deferred for three months, Pakistani officials said. FATF member states have been meeting this week in Paris , where it was expected that they would decide on a U.S. (more...)
Myanmar: 6000 Rohingya refugees to return Myanmar: 6000 Rohingya refugees to return
- February 21, 2018

Khan said Bangladesh expressed its desire for safe and secure conditions and a proper infrastructure for the refugees' return. Hundreds of Rohingya were reportedly killed in the violence, and many houses and villages burned to the ground. (more...)
Pakistan's name in watchlist to be counterproductive for war on terror: Ahsan Pakistan's name in watchlist to be counterproductive for war on terror: Ahsan
- February 21, 2018

If adopted, the resolution would place Pakistan on the FATF grey-list of "jurisdictions with deficient anti-money laundering regimes". The grey listing happens because the commitment given by Pakistan on action it was supposed to take (against terrorism) has not happened. (more...)
FBI Admits To Not Following Protocols After Tip On Florida School Shooter FBI Admits To Not Following Protocols After Tip On Florida School Shooter
- February 21, 2018

Cruz was being held without bail at the Broward County Jail on 17 counts of first-degree murder. At funerals and in the streets of Parkland , Florida , a suburb on the edge of the Everglades, anger has bubbled over at the senselessness of the attack and at the widespread availability of guns. (more...)
Boko Haram attacks another girls school in northeast Nigeria Boko Haram attacks another girls school in northeast Nigeria
- February 21, 2018

On whether the students were abducted, he said: "We can not say, because the insurgents went into the students' hostel, and many of these students scaled the fence and escaped into the bushes". "Most of them were convicted for professing to belong to the terrorist group, (or) concealing information about the group which they knew or believe to be of material assistance that could lead to the arrest, prosecution or conviction of Boko Haram members", the justice ministry said in a statement. (more...)
Lindsey Vonn's last Olympics hope: a 'medical miracle' Lindsey Vonn's last Olympics hope: a 'medical miracle'
- February 21, 2018

Vonn will put that knee to the test again in the women's downhill event that will be featured in NBC's prime-time coverage in Pyeongchang Tuesday night. She finished eighth in Turin 2006, she missed the 2014 Olympics after injuring her knee six weeks before the event, she raced the Vancouver 2010 downhill event - and won - with a bruised shin, and in the Super-G event in Pyeongchang, she finished sixth after almost falling in one of the last turns. (more...)
Flood warning advised for Red Cedar River, EL area Flood warning advised for Red Cedar River, EL area
- February 21, 2018

Freezing rain and ice are predicted in much of Northwest Arkansas starting Tuesday night, the National Weather Service said. Flash and river flooding are of concern, though river rise is less of a concern in the more drought-stricken areas, the weather service said. (more...)
Thousands turn out for Zimbabwe opposition leader Tsvangirai's funeral Thousands turn out for Zimbabwe opposition leader Tsvangirai's funeral
- February 21, 2018

Raila Odinga of the Orange Democratic of Kenya said both Kenya and Zimbabwe had suffered a huge loss with the passing of Tsvangirai. Kenyan Opposition leader Ralia Odinga, left, speaks to Zimbabwean Movement for Democtratic Change acting President, Nelson Chamisa during the burial ceremony of Morgan Tsvangirai in Buhera, Zimbabwe about 200 kilometres south east of Harare, Tuesday, Feb, 20, 2018. (more...)
Candidate killing proof of lawlessness in Meghalaya: Rajnath Singh Candidate killing proof of lawlessness in Meghalaya: Rajnath Singh
- February 21, 2018

Besides Sangma, who was contesting from Williamnagar, one of his security guards and two supporters died on the spot, when his convoy was ambushed by unidentified assailants at Sawilgre village, 14 km from Samanda block headquarters. Preliminary reports suggest that an IED was used in the attack but detailed reports are still awaited, Kumar said. During the 2013 assembly elections also, Jonathone had received death threats and was provided extra security based on the threat perception. (more...)
Maharashtra aims at $1 trillion economy by 2025: CM Devendra Fadnavis Maharashtra aims at $1 trillion economy by 2025: CM Devendra Fadnavis
- February 21, 2018

The exhibition centre will showcase automobiles/auto components, defence, food processing, IT/ITES, electronics, heavy engineering, pharmaceuticals and other sectors where scope is available in the state with opportunities in Mumbai , Pune, Aurangabad, Nashik and Nagpur. (more...)
Don't lie about land expropriation - Malema tells Ramaphosa Don't lie about land expropriation - Malema tells Ramaphosa
- February 21, 2018

There is still major uncertainty about who owns what land. It's proposed that this include a State-Owned Company Coordinating Council to provide high-level strategic direction which Ramaphosa will chair. The President said if there is a cabinet reshuffle, it won't be done at the behest of the opposition. United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa lauded Ramaphosa's speech, saying it "restored hope and put South Africa on the right track for the restoration of our dignity". (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation joins search for missing 5-year-old boy Federal Bureau of Investigation joins search for missing 5-year-old boy
- February 21, 2018

Authorities across Kansas are on the lookout for a missing Wichita boy, and they are asking for your help in the case as well. "Those tips are invaluable", Davidson says. A teacher with Beech Elementary School in Wichita posted on Facebook that Lucas is one of her students, and school district spokeswoman Susan Arensman confirmed that the boy is enrolled at the school. (more...)
Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling
- February 21, 2018

McLaughlin, whom Trump employed as a pollster during the 2016 election and has a history of making incorrect predictions, published poll results for a Generic Ballot on February 12 through company McLaughlin & Associates. Or this: The feds and their spy allies not only know about the official work these influence-mongers were doing at the office, they also intercepted personal emails like this one from Irina Kaverzina, around September 13, 2017: "We've had a slight crisis here at ... (more...)
I am a Muslim, will remain one, says Hadiya I am a Muslim, will remain one, says Hadiya
- February 21, 2018

I most humbly pray that this Court may be pleased to allow us to live together as husband and wife. Hadiya, who was born to a Hindu couple in Kerala, converted to Islam and married Jahan but her marriage was annulled by Kerala High Court in May a year ago. (more...)
Kamal Haasan will launch his party tomorrow, Kejriwal to attend Kamal Haasan will launch his party tomorrow, Kejriwal to attend
- February 21, 2018

As per the itinerary released, the actor will unveil his party flag, announce the party name and will hoist the party flag in Madurai . With confidence in his endeavour, Haasan is assured of his success with his Dravidian politics. The political tour has been christened as " Naalai Namadhe " which means "tomorrow is ours" and is the title yesteryear actor and late chief minister of Tamil Nadu , M G Ramachadnran, popularly called as MGR. (more...)
Trump moves to relax rules on cheaper health insurance Trump moves to relax rules on cheaper health insurance
- February 21, 2018

Now these cheaper, less comprehensive plans are only available to consumers for periods of less than 3 months under the ACA, but a draft rule released by the departments of Health and Human Services (HSS), Labor, and Treasury would make the legal duration up to, but not including, 12 months. (more...)
Irish PM calls for urgent restoration of Northern Ireland government Irish PM calls for urgent restoration of Northern Ireland government
- February 21, 2018

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke by phone after the Democratic Unionists and Sinn Féin clashed over the prospect of direct rule being imposed on Northern Ireland. Labour MP Conor McGinn asked Ms Bradley if she would bring forward legislative proposals on equal marriage for same-sex couples in the region. "If this issue were to be raised in Westminster, the Government's policy is to allow a free vote on matters of conscience such as equal marriage". (more...)
India companies to invest millions into Canada, creating 5800 jobs: Justin Trudeau India companies to invest millions into Canada, creating 5800 jobs: Justin Trudeau
- February 21, 2018

Missing from the picture at any of these locations, as well as during the family's initial arrival in Delhi, is Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi . Trudeau will be visiting the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the holiest of Sikh shrines, and state chief minister Amarinder Singh said he looked forward to meeting him there. (more...)
Youth baseball team in Missouri raffling off AR-15 to raise money Youth baseball team in Missouri raffling off AR-15 to raise money
- February 21, 2018

Third-graders in Missouri have sparked a firestorm by selling AR-15 raffle tickets in order to fund their baseball team. But he added that gun raffles "have been going on for years". At the time of this reporting, the AR-15 giveaway has more than 4,000 entries and remains in a top promotional spot on his website . The victor of the rifle will be required to pass a background check. (more...)
European Union court adviser tells Poland to stop logging in Białowieska protected forest European Union court adviser tells Poland to stop logging in Białowieska protected forest
- February 21, 2018

The advocate general said Poland's decision is "liable to result in a deterioration of the breeding sites of the protected species" and proposed that the court "should rule that Poland has failed to fulfill its obligations under" the EU's Habitats and Birds directives . (more...)
Couple who took in Florida massacre gunman speak out Couple who took in Florida massacre gunman speak out
- February 20, 2018

This certainly is the type of case the death penalty was designed for. Cruz will next appear before a court on Monday, where a judge will hear a defense motion unrelated to a possible plea. James and Kimberly Snead of Parkland, Fla ., said they allowed Cruz to keep his guns-an AR-15, two other assault rifles, BB guns and pellet guns-as long as he stored them in a locked safe, the couple revealed in an exclusive interview with the Sun-Sentinel published on Saturday. (more...)
Trump supports improved background checks for gun purchases after Florida school shooting
- February 20, 2018

One side of that debate was represented outside the White House as dozens of teens spread their bodies across the pavement to symbolize the dead and call for stronger gun controls , a precursor to a march in Washington planned next month by survivors of the Parkland school shooting and supporters of their cause. (more...)
Texas pulls away to beat No. 23 Oklahoma Texas pulls away to beat No. 23 Oklahoma
- February 20, 2018

In the past 20 years, only one Wooden Award victor has come from a team with double-digit losses - Texas was 25-10 when Kevin Durant won it in 2007. The freshman connected on 7 of 21 shots and went 9 for 9 from the free-throw line. The Sooners (16-10, 6-8) shot just 30.8 percent overall and posted their lowest-scoring game of the season. (more...)
Killed in New Regime Attacks in Syria's E. Ghouta Killed in New Regime Attacks in Syria's E. Ghouta
- February 20, 2018

At least 20 children were among those killed by Syrian regime shelling and airstrikes on the besieged Damascus suburb, which rights activists and residents described as being under "constant bombardment". About two weeks ago, members of the Syrian opposition reported that some 230 people, including dozens of children, had been killed in a similar attack . (more...)
Petition demands military funeral for hero JROTC cadet Petition demands military funeral for hero JROTC cadet
- February 20, 2018

However, over 21,000 people believe Wang's bravery earned full military honors and have taken their request to the United States government. Wang was seen holding the door open for students to pass through while wearing his gray JROTC shirt. (more...)
BJP wins majority of Gujarat municipalities but share comes down BJP wins majority of Gujarat municipalities but share comes down
- February 20, 2018

Among the 75 municipalities spread across 28 districts of the state, the total number of seats that went for polls were 2,116, while the total number of wards in these municipalities were 529. BJP has been able to retain majority hold on municipalities since early 1990s. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) won 28 seats and bagged the Ranavav municipality, while Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) won 15 seats, nine of which are in Chhota Udepur. (more...)
Sylvester Stallone dismisses rumours of his death, second time in two years Sylvester Stallone dismisses rumours of his death, second time in two years
- February 20, 2018

Interestingly, this is not the first time that Stallone has fallen prey to a death hoax. Two years ago, a fake news report purporting to be from CNN was doing the rounds on social media, leading to plenty of fans getting anxious they'd never see him again. (more...)
Dharmendra Pradhan corners Odisha CM over basic facilities in Bijepur Dharmendra Pradhan corners Odisha CM over basic facilities in Bijepur
- February 20, 2018

Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram also campaigned in the assembly constituency seeking votes for party candidate Ashok Panigrahi. He alleged that the Chief Minister did not provide basic amenities in villages during his 18-year-rule. (more...)

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